This capstone unit for the Master of Medicine (Critical Care) and Master of Science in Medicine (Critical Care) degree aims to develop students' ethical, reflective, critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making skills, required to inform best clinical practice. The unit is structured in two parts: an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis; and an overview of evidence relevant to health care practice and research. Students initially apply ethical principles to examine a series of case studies. Students then critically appraise the evidence base for a clinical case study related to their area of practice. This will involve development of a clinical question, a literature search and review of selected studies, and application of critical appraisal skills to appraise a primary and secondary study in detail. Learning modules include further development of literature search and critical appraisal skills, applying decision analysis to facilitate shared decision-making in practice, and application of evidence to inform individual patient care.
|Academic unit||Critical Care|
|CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream-specific units from (a minimum of 12 credit points from (CRIT5001 or CRIT5002 or CRIT5003 or CRIT5004 or CRIT5005 or CRIT5006 or CRIT5007 or CRIT5009 or CRIT5010 or CRIT5011 or CRIT5012 or CRIT5014 or CRIT5015 or CRIT5016 or CRIT5017 or CRIT5018 or CRIT5019 or CRIT5020) and up to 6 credit points from (CLNP5005 or INTM5014 or PAED5007))|
|This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Clinical experience in a critical care discipline such as: emergency medicine, intensive care, anaesthesia, surgery or retrieval medicine.|
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